the other day I banned a guy from a Discord server. this guy had contributions in a repository I own, so he decided to email me a DMCA takedown claiming that he had the rights to request removal of his code.
repo was licensed under GPLv3, which says the license terms are irrevocable. so I told him no. good meme
in court it would probably hold up, since the federal circuit ruled that OSS licenses are enforceable:
the guy ended up giving up after showing him that wiki page.
@dean I mean that is literally what the text says when you contribute or use the code. eh.
DMCA has a clause for false claims btw
@miwilc yeah there's a thing called a counter-claim but you need to format it properly and add a bunch of extra boilerplate to your email.
didn't really put that much effort into it, considering his original DMCA request wasn't in the correct format either.
@miwilc also >calling the law "extra boilerplate"
@email@example.com why did you ban him?
@a7 he's been a nuisance for a while. in this specific case he basically told a mod to fuck off when they told him to stop doing organizing a raid from our server.
@a7 discord bans servers and their owners for that shit, not taking the risk.
@hj no, I will make a mental note to let him know next time our paths cross. I think he's still mad so it will probably be soon